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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/19 - Reyes and Wright in the minors edition

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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/19

*All results from games played on Monday, July 18th 2011

Buffalo and Syracuse were rained out, but the big news there was that Fernando Martinez was again assigned to the DL.  Fans in Florida and Brooklyn each got a treat, as they were treated to David Wright and Jose Reyes respectively.  Wright went 3-6 and scored a trio of runs in St. Lucie's offensive explosion, while Reyes went 1-3 and legged out a double.  Both look to be ready to return to Queens soon, which coupled with Carlos Beltran hopefully recovering from the flu he so selfishly contracted should allow us at least a few more games of watching one of the most exciting trios in baseball (before they are likely broken up).

ROSTER UPDATE - In need of an outfielder, the Bisons added former Rays speedy center fielder, NJ native and Columbia grad Fernando Perez. He last appeared for the PCL Cubs -- after the Garza trade -- batting .238 with three homers and 17 stolen bases in 76 games. In addition, the Bisons also added  major League Baseball's very own batboy, 30-year old bespectacled lefty Gustavo Chacin. Chacin had posted a 5.13 ERA in 27 games for Houston's Triple-A affiliate and lefties were batting .357 against him. So yeah, Buffalo needs arms bad.

AA - Binghamton Mets (38-58)_____________________________________


Matt Harvey gave up a pair in the first, but after that he settled in to have himself a nice little outing.  Brad Holt looked excellent when called on to pitch a perfect 6th, but when he was sent back out for the 7th he imploded.  Matt Den Dekker had himself another nice game at the plate to lead the offense.  The loss drops Bingo to 20 games under .500 for the season.

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (14-9)________________________________________


What to say about this result...19 runs doesn't happen very often, but when it does it's usually a good sign that the bats are clicking.  Our star of the night will almost definitely come from this one, and there are several very viable options to choose from.

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (15-10)__________________________________


Augusta completed their sweep of the Gnats, which dropped them out of first for the first time in months.  Savannah jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but the bats went almost silent after that.  The Gnats start a week long homestand against West Virginia tomorrow, so here's hoping they get back to their winning ways.

Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (16-14)_______________________________________


The Brooklyn offense was ok, but the pitching was lousy today.  Really the big story in this one was Jose Reyes playing and playing well.  He legged out a double and from all reports was moving fairly well, so I doubt it will be long before we see him atop the Mets lineup again. Cyclones officials lobby for more rehab as the club drew an incredible 8,000+ to a short-season A-ball game, handily outdrawing any other minor league game last night.

Applachian League (R)- Kingsport Mets (10-17)_______________________________________

This game took extra innings to settle, as Dusty Lawley scored from third on a wild pitch in the 9th to even it up for the Mets.  A Chan Moon homer to lead off the 11th did in the Mets though.  If he ever makes the majors, ESPN will have some fun with Moon.  Akeel Morris was solid, and striking out 10 will always earn a mention in the writeup.

Gulf Coast League (R)- GCL Mets (15-9)_______________________________________


Solid but unspectacular pitching and a few timely hits were the story in this one.  Alberto Baldanado ground his way through 5, striking out only 2 but allowing only 5 baserunners in that time.  Eudy Pina led the way for the offense, going 2-4 with a long ball.

 Star of the Night 

This might be a first, but going 3-4 with a walk and 4 ribeye steaks will earn Francisco Pena the honors this evening.  Good to see him having a nice game even though he's not much of a prospect anymore.

Goat of the Night

Marcos Camarena was pretty lousy for Brooklyn, so he'll get to wear the horns all day today.  I doubt I'd be on my game either if I got such a good ticket to watch the most exciting player in the sport, so I guess it's an understandable off day.

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